Create/restore backups in CentOS Web Panel

This KB article is for CentOS Web Panel for shared hosting (end-users).

It’s a good practice to download site backups from time to time to your computer. With CWP you can easily accomplish this.

cwp user backups

To download backups to your computer in CWP:

  1. Login to your CWP account
  2. Navigate to File Management->Backup->Download a backup copy  tab
  3. Here you have some options:
    Download a full website backup – this action will create and you will be able to download a full backup for your site. It’s very useful if you want to transfer the site to another server or to restore it in case of an issue.
    Home Directory – download an archive containing your home directory
    All Mysql – download a backup of all your MySQL/MariaDB databases
    All Account Email – backup of all your email accounts.

To restore a backup of your computer in CWP:

  1. Login to your CWP account
  2. Navigate to File Management->Backup->Restore a backup copy  tab
  3. Upload a home directory backup or a MySQL database backup.
At the time of writing this article, the “restore a backup” function seems not to work. We recoomend to restore files via FTP and MySQL databases via phpMyAdmin.

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